Thank you for your support of A Gift From China. In addition to our monthly support of foster care, education & medical
relief for orphans here is some recent news of how we have been able to help children in China’s orphanages:
We are excited to be launching the next phase of our bakery project!
Now we can move forward in new premises, our bakery will not only be a training centre but also a social enterprise project.
So, we say goodbye to The Majestic Vine from which has grown The Fig Bakery. We have now moved to a new building within
the orphanage complex and with this move have secured the all-important hygiene licence, which will enable the young bakers
to sell what they have made.
Everything about The Fig Bakery is stamped with our passion to invest in the future of young adult orphans with special needs.
Since 2009, we have been training our young people in business and baking skills. We’ve been working together to create
a profitable model that will serve the local community with daily bread and special occasion cakes. As you know, the young
bakers have also provided cakes to the young people in the local sanatorium.
Our future vision is that the bakery will be self-sustaining. We also want to replicate The Fig across Xinjiang for the benefit
of other vulnerable and marginalised young people with disability who are waiting and hoping for a chance to be the best they
can be and not dependent but contributing.
Why The Fig? Figs are a prized and valuable fruit in Xinjiang. They don’t flower but bear delicious fruit. So, although a fig
might not look as promising as it really is, you just have to have faith that when the season is right it will show you something
really special…the best! Figs have lots of seeds which, with some tending, will grow into more awesome figs!
Over the coming months we will be seeking to raise further funds to support this on-going project. You can sponsor a baker and
be part of them becoming capable, connected members of society. Sign up today to give £10.00 (US£16/HK$125/EUR12) per month and
you will receive periodic updates and photos! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.!
Thank you, Eleanor Cline, Administrator